Divorce and Children

Divorce and children is one of the hardest topics a parent will ever face. How to talk to your kids, help them heal and more are covered in our divorce blog

Empty Nest After Divorce


With more and more divorces happening in midlife or late life, that frequently means that empty nest and divorce are happening at the same time more often, too. Midlife Divorce occurs when we are experiencing other big life losses: Our physical bodies are changing … menopause for women, lower testosterone for men. Our work

Empty Nest After Divorce2020-08-08T14:05:34+00:00

When To Tell The Kids About Divorce


When I started researching a question that often comes up when couples are divorcing -- When to tell your children about divorce? -- I realized that we had mostly done everything wrong!   In my own experience and from years of helping women through divorce, I know that unless children are very young, they

When To Tell The Kids About Divorce2020-12-09T17:50:48+00:00

Mother’s Day After Divorce


Divorce changes everything.  During and after divorce, even a seemingly clear-cut, simple holiday like Mother’s Day can be full of challenges and disappointment.  Our after-divorce Mother’s Day can bring on feelings of sadness and loss instead of joy and a sense of being appreciated and recognized for our importance to the family. Only another

Mother’s Day After Divorce2019-01-16T20:00:04+00:00

How Does Divorce Affect Children?


What a complicated question! There are hundreds of books dedicated to this very question and obviously most parents are very concerned about the effects of divorce on children. I however prefer to think of it a little differently. Instead of reading about what’s going to “happen” to your children, I believe it’s more important

How Does Divorce Affect Children?2019-01-16T19:52:23+00:00

Tips For Becoming A Better Parent During Divorce


Get Active! Without a doubt, one of the most transformative ways to get through your divorce and be a more effective parent is to become an active person. During my Mom's recovery period after the divorce, I could always tell the days when she missed a workout. She would be more sensitive to random songs that

Tips For Becoming A Better Parent During Divorce2019-01-02T21:05:23+00:00

3 Simple Ways To Make Life Easier For Your Children During Divorce


Although divorce is a challenge for everyone involved, there are many ways you can make the transition easier for your children. In general, children are adaptable and will adjust to the new situation, but even the most resilient people can become overwhelmed when too much is thrown at them at once. Don't Make Too

3 Simple Ways To Make Life Easier For Your Children During Divorce2018-01-14T20:29:43+00:00

Are You Creating Loyalty Conflicts For Your Children After Divorce?


At its core, a loyalty conflict occurs when two parties expect a third party to side with them over the other because they either disagree or don't like each other. Vying for their child(ren)'s loyalty may be one of the most prevalent challenges for parents during a divorce and the effects of divorce on children can be tremendous.

Are You Creating Loyalty Conflicts For Your Children After Divorce?2019-12-02T19:57:36+00:00

Does Your Child Think Your Divorce Has Made You A Crazy Person?


...Probably, yes! The divorce process can be confusing and extremely difficult for everyone involved. Often when someone is under such an immense amount of stress and frustration (...midlife divorce), they can react in regrettable ways. As a child of divorce, I witnessed many incidents that my parents probably wish they could erase from my memory. And

Does Your Child Think Your Divorce Has Made You A Crazy Person?2019-12-02T19:57:33+00:00

3 Reasons Your Children Might Not Be Talking During Your Divorce


One of the biggest issues I keep hearing parents talk about during divorce is that their children won't express their feelings or open up. When I began thinking back on my time during high school, sort of the high-time of the divorce "fireworks," I was one of those children who "wasn't opening up." I realize

3 Reasons Your Children Might Not Be Talking During Your Divorce2019-12-02T19:56:00+00:00
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